Well I am on holiday for the next week or so and am looking forward to spending a little bit of time in hobby related shenanigans!
Alas there's not much free time to spend on hobby related goodness as there's my wedding coming up but I do want to make a bit of time to work on revamping Leviathan!
Following the last battle report I put together, I found myself incredibly frustrated with the rules as they stood as there's just so many inconsistancies, pooly explained rules and some faily important stuff left out completely so I think I need to pull things back to the basics and rebuild the rules from the ground up.
Before I do this, I think I need to explore just what Leviathan is supposed to be. The problem is I have two wildly different views of it. There's the mass battle approach with ranks of infantry battling it out with mighty warbeasts and engines of destruction but then there's the more realistic skirmish setting with small bands fighting it out for survival in a post apocalyptic wasteland.
Unsurprisingly, these two visions don't mesh well together as Aeroth is supposed to have suffered a magical apocalypse which mutated the very world itself and brought an end to civilisation. How then can large forces operate in such a wasteland? The problem is I like the idea of big beasts and mighty armies so how do I go about fixing it?
One approach is to have the action moved forward several hundred years so societies have formed and the world has begun repairing itself but resources are still scarce and fought over fiercely by the kingdoms.
Secondly, I have railed often enough about the generic Tolkienesque settings often enough but find that Leviathan, despite it's cosmetic differences, still has too many of the reused tropes of so many other games over the years so I need to move it on and push things a bit further. I need to get my teeth into the background and rework it to my own specification and once I have the setting done to what I want, the game itself will hopefully follow!
With that in mind, I think I will be spending much of this week putting together my notes on the world and putting some pages up on here to illustrate my thoughts!
Hopefully, I will have something to show soon so stay tuned!
All the best!